Let's see 'em1 I know a lot of you guys have taken the plunge and tried one of these cool, inexpensive guitars. Here's mine: The sunburst is a 1996 Al-3000 that my wife bought me for my 40th. I had planned to change pickups etc., but I have left well enough alone (except for aluminum tailpiece and bone nut). The Alnico V are killer, my favorite humbuckers on any guitar I have. The neck is a nice '50's profile, the frets were perfect outta the box, I love the ebony fingerboard (which I thought I'd hate), and it isn't even that heavy-a bit under 8lbs. I use it at almost every gig with my blues/rock/roots band. I like the sick expression some of the Gibson "investors' I know get when they play it! At the top is a 1998 AL-2500 Goldtop 3 P-90 model. Also a very nice guitar, especially for under $300USD! Not nearly as good in the pickup department-I replaced the neck with a SD Antiquity, and the bridge with a Maxon mini-HB from a 1977 Greco LP Deluxe copy. The neck, fretwork, tuners and finish on both guitars are top notch. Join the club!!